Is ME for Me?

What makes a great mechanical engineer?

Mechanical Engineering students have a strong background in math, science and technology. In academic studies and personal life they demonstrate curiosity about how things work and a strong capacity for synthesis and analysis. They enjoy a challenge and work well as a team to accomplish goals.

What can I do in Mechanical Engineering?

The UNM Mechanical Engineering department has programs in basic engineering, energy conversion, energy resources, environmental engineering, transportation, engineering and technology management, manufacturing, materials and structures, and systems and design. 

What special programs and projects can I be involved in?

The department participates in several national competetive engineering events including the Formula SAE competition and the Lego robot competition. We also pair closely with national laboratories and businesses who work with our students on senior projects producing marketable products and materials.

What student organizations are available?

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Automotive Engineers, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the major's honorary society, Pi Tau Sigma, all have active chapters at UNM. In addition, many other student chapters of professional and honorary societies are active in the School of Engineering, supporting various academic and social activities. These include the Society of Women Engineers, the Society of Black Engineers, the Hispanic Engineering Organization, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, and Tau Beta Pi.